Book review: Evangelisation Directory


 The Evangelisation Directory, produced by CASE, the Catholic Agency to Support Evangelisation, is a must-have for anyone involved in teaching, youth work, catachetics or adult formation.

Easy to read, nicely designed in a ring-bound format, it offers contact details for all kinds of evangelising resources - from diocesan projects and services; parish and area missions; family and home-based initiatives; training and formation centres; prayer groups; and a whole range of ministries - to web resources (including ICN) and printed books and reports.

At the launch of the directory in Eccleston Square last week, Mgr Keith Barltrop, director of CASE, said that the directory has been compiled in response to an "explosion of evangelistic awareness and activity in recent years." He said the new Directory aimed to "enthuse, equip and engage all tiers of the Church publicly to celebrate and share their faith."

In the past year - since the death of Pope John Paul II and television programmes like The Monastery brought a great deal of positive publicity to the Catholic Church - CASE has seen a trebling of visitors to their website each month, and a huge increase in requests for information and courses.

Bishop Malcolm McMahon said: "Evangelisation is the most important issue facing the Church today and this book will be an immense help in that task."

The directory,on sale in Catholic book shops. It can also be ordered on line or bought from CASE. For more information e-mail: info@caseresources.org.uk or tel: 0208458 3316. which will be constantly updated, is available on-line at http:www.caseresources.org.uk.

first posted LONDON - 2 June 2006 - 263 words

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